HC Deb 01 February 1982 vol 17 cc14-5W
52. Mr. Brocklebank-Fowler

asked the Lord Privy Seal when he expects to achieve disbursements of official development aid at a level equal to 0.7 per cent. of gross national product.

Mr. Neil Marten

We continue to accept in principle the 0.7 per cent. of GNP aid target, but we are not committed to a timetable for reaching it. Successive governments have made it clear that progress must depend on our own economic conditions and on other calls on our resources.